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Us 19, Dallas 16, America 15, The City 4, John F. Kennedy 3, Lord 3, John Fitzgerald Kennedy 3, David Mccullough 2, Mike Rawlings 2, City 2, Kennedy 2, Levi Olen 1, George Dealey 1, John Brian 1, Eric Johnson 1, Mrs. Ruth Cullins 1, Lorsch 1, Shames 1, Rance 1, Caroline 1,
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  CSPAN    Key Capitol Hill Hearings    Series/Special. Speeches from policy makers  
   and coverage from around the country. (Stereo)  

    November 23, 2013
    2:00 - 4:01am EST  

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everyone used to run them down they're a little too sweet they're a little too tight not enough tough for this town with their backs up against the wall oh, hold them up hold them up never do let them fall prey to the dust and the rust and the ruin that names us and claims us and shames us all
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♪ i guess it had to happen someday soon wasn't nothing to hold them down they would rise from among us like a big balloon take the sky, forsake the ground oh, yes, other hearts were broken, yeah other dreams ran dry but our golden ones sail on sail on to another land beneath another sky let other hearts be broken let other dreams run dry but our golden ones sail on
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sail on to another land beneath another sky ♪ beneath another sky hold them up, hold them up hold them up, hold them up hold them up, hold them up hold them up don't let them fall ♪
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>> our peace corps is not designed as an instrument of diplomacy or propaganda or ideological conflict. it is designed to permit our people to exercise more fully their responsibilities in the great common cause of world development. life in the peace corps will not be easy. men and women will be expected to work and live alongside the nationals of the country in which they are stationed, doing the same work, eating the same food, talking the same language. but if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying, for every young american who participates in the peace corps, who works in a
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foreign land, will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of preening to man -- bringing to man that decent way of life, which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace. ♪ >> above the hills of time the cross is gleaming fair as the sun when night has turned to day and from it loves pure light is richly streaming to cleanse the heart and banish sin away to this dear cross the eyes of men are turning,
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today as in the ages lost to sight for thee, o christ our hearts are yearning as shipwrecked seamen yearn for morning light the cross, o christ thy wondrous love revealing awakes our hearts as with the light of morn and pardon o'er our sinful spirits stealing tells us that we, in thee have been reborn
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like echoes to sweet temple bells replying our hearts, o lord make answer to thy love and we will love thee with a love undying till we are gathered to thy home above ♪ >> if art is to know the roots
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of our culture, society must set artists free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. we must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda. it is a form of truth. the highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may. in serving his vision of the truth, the artist must serve his nation. i look forward to a great future for america, a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth, with our wisdom, its power, with our purpose. i look forward to an america which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward
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achievement in business or statecraft. and i look forward to an america which commands respect throughout the world, not only for its strength, but for its civilization as well. ♪ >> we choose to go to the moon
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>> we choose to go to the moon
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in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard about because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one which we intend to win. many years ago, the great british explorer george mallory, who was to die on mount everest, was asked what he wanted to climb it. he said because it was there. space is there, and we are going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. and, therefore, as we set sail, we ask god's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.
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♪ >> please join me in a moment of ♪
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tempest, firend and foe you are wheresoever they go does or more shall rise to the -- thus evermore shall rise to thee glad hymns of praise from land and sea amen ♪ >> please join me in a moment of silence in memory of john fitzgerald kennedy, 35th president of the united states.
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♪ >> ♪ well, the sun is surely sinking down but the moon is slowly rising
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this old world must be still spinning round and i still love you. so close your eyes it's all right i don't know no love songs and i can't sing the blues anymore but i can sing this song and you can sing this song when i'm gone it won't be long before another day
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yeah, we're gonna have a good time and no one's going to take that time away you can stay as long as you like so close your eyes you can close your eyes it's all right darlin', i don't know no love songs and i can't sing the blues anymore but i can sing this song and you can sing this song when i'm gone ♪
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>> we are confronted in america with a moral issue. it is as old as the scripture. and it is as clear as the american constitution. the heart of the question is whether all americans ought to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow americans how we want to be treated. if an american, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a
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restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who will represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life that all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? who among us would then be content with the councils of patience and delay? 100 years have passed since president lincoln freed the slaves. yet their heirs, their grandsons are not fully free, they're not fully free from the bonds, they're not yet free from social and economic oppression, and this nation, for all its hopes
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and all its boast, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free. ♪ ["we shall overcome" plays]
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>> now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need. butas a call to battle, called to bear the burden of a long, twilight struggle year in and year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, a struggle against the common enemies of man -- tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. all this will not be finished in the first 100 days, nor will it be finished in the first 1000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. but let us begin. the energy, the faith, the devotion, which we bring to this ouravor will light
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country and all who serve it. and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. my fellow citizens of the world, ask not what america will do for you. do fort together we can the freedom of man. ♪ partu can act out the the way you know it was everything for you -- though you know it was everything for you you can stand there with your broken heart ashamed of playing the fool one thing leads to the other oh, father and mother, sister
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and brother twice.hink just shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel yeah things are going to turn out right if we only will only will shower the people you love with love and show them the way that you feel things are going to be much better if we only will ♪ you can run but you cannot hide this is why we go
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what you do with your foolish pride when you are all alone tell somebody -- beginning to i think it's true what they say about the squeaky wheel how he's always getting the grease but if you shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel out rightl turn if we only will only will shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel muchs are going to be better if we only will
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♪ shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel things shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel say -- >> shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel rainst like pouring down >> show them the way that you
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feel >> make it rain >> shower the people you love with love >> oh, make it rain >> show them the way that you feel >> make it rain >> shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel. >> shower the people you love with love show them the way that you feel muchhings are going to be better if we only will ♪ ♪
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>> several officials paid their respects at the gravesite of john f. kennedy at arlington national cemetery on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. among them was attorney general eric holder. audio]
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>> a ceremony was held today in dallas to mark 50 years since the assassination of former president john f. kennedy. this is the first official ceremony by the city.
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plaza withley remarks by the dallas mayor and the historian david mccullough. this is 45 minutes. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please
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welcome to this stage the united states navy glee club. under the direction of aaron smith. ♪
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>> please welcome our distinguished guests to the stage, led by the chairman of the 50th commemorative committee for the city of dallas, mrs. ruth cullins -- the most reverend bishop kevin -- of the catholic diocese of dallas. the mayor of dallas, the honorable mike rawlings. david mccullough. and pastor emeritus of the st. luke's methodist church. thank you. ♪
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now we ask you to please rise for the presentation of the colors by the dallas police department honor guard. ♪
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>> please remain standing for the national anthem performed by monica saldovar. ♪ >> o say can you see ly lightawn's eary what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? and bright stripes stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? and the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air
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nightroof through the that our flag was still there that star spangled banner yet wave? land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> please be seated. today's invocation is presented by the most reverend bishop of the catholic diocese of dallas.
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>> almighty and ever faithful god, today we lift up our minds and hearts to you because you, lord, have lifted us up from the horrible tragedy enacted in this place, from the cruel suffering that was born on this place, from the shock and horror that gripped our nation, and from the years when we as citizens of this city suffered and were implicated by the guns shot by one man that killed the president in whom many of us had set our hopes and dreams for a better america. it was your abiding inspiration, an active presence among us, lord, that moved us ever forward
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temptation only to lament and to be paralyzed by o uur grief. you turned our sorrow into a firm commitment to move forward. you turned our grief into a resolve to refashion our c ity. to a place where life lorsch's entry love abounds. love- flourishes and true abounds. you turned it into a commitment to rebuild the city of god, a city where all of our welcomes are nurtured and cared for. with gratitude in all that you have cause to happen here in a place which was disgraced, scorned and ruthlessly judged by ourselves and others. may you, heavenly father, eontinue to sustain us as w
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celebrate at the phoenix has risen from the ashes of violence. that hatred can be turned to harmony. rance caner and -- igno understanding. make us instruments of your peas and bearers of divine justice that always tempers instinct with mercy, that changes what appears to be defeat to the reality fed by providence that all will be well. lord, may you walk always with us. as you onceire us, inspired president john fitzgerald kennedy to dream of a world that never was and to say, "why not?" may god bless the united states of america. and now, please welcome the
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mayor of dallas, the honorable mike rawlings. [applause] >> a new era dawns and another wanes. a half a century ago, when hope and hatred collided right here in dallas. we watched the nightmarish reality that in our front yard, our president had been taken from us. taken from him family, taken from the world. john fitzgerald kennedy's presidency, his life, and yes, his death seemed to mythologically usher in the next 50 years. what ensued was five decades filled with other tragedies,
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turmoil, and great triumphs. we were all very young. in front of dreams us. dallas was very young as well. old.lly a century given the nature of youth, we all felt invincible. what seems -- it seems we all grew up that day. city and citizens. and suddenly we had to step up to try to liveu up to the challenges of the words, the visions of a beloved president. our collective hearts were broken. like so many of us who were to young to fully comprehend, i remember being called into the school gymnasium, hearing the terrible news and told to go home. civic leaders at the
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luncheon awaited the president who would never arrive. ayed outside the hospital. traffic stopped in cities across the country, as news spread from car to car. and the world grieved with us. newspapers reported that flags were lowered to half staff around the globe. germans on both sides of the berlin wall placed lit candles in their windows. old nigerian girl recited the entire inaugural address from memory, as her father wept just like the skies today. past is never in the past. this was a lifetime ago. now today, we the people of dallas honor the life, legacy, and leadership of the man who
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not of oure big -- own interests but of our countries. we give thanks for his life and his service. we offer condolences to his family, especially his daughter caroline on this difficult day. we pay tribute to an idealist without illusions who help build a more just and equal world. commander in chief who's down the nuclear threat to this country. down the nuclear threat to this country. we applaud a visionary who created a corps of young americans to promote peace around the globe. we stand in awe of a dreamer who challenged us to literally reach for the moon. though he, himself, would not leave to see it achieved.
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other goals were even tougher. have taken longer to reach. states, stillited struggle toward some even as we speak. as do we here in dallas. but we are fortified by the knowledge that we have always had a goals and big aspirations in this city. likey our founding fathers john brian and george dealey, the namesake of this plaza. re-energized by eric johnson, the mayor who led dallas in the post-assassination years. these five decades have seen us turned civic heartbreak into hard work. they have seen us go from youthful invincibility to existential vulnerability to greater maturity as a city and the community. on the one year anniversary of
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the assassination of the late rabbi levi olen of temple emanuel, one of our cities greatest spiritual leaders gave voice to dallas's pain unleashed on that day. " contrary to the impassioned judgments of that horrible moment, the city is not guilty of the crime. those days following the assassination, the most powerful searchlight man possesses was focused on the city. wrinkle,w, every and every uncleanness was put under a microscope and shown to the world. the city of rich palaces and tall towers of commerce were set amidst slums and hovels, as a
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powerful light shone upon it, the city, it was learned had been inhospitable to honorable debate." olen capture the heartbreak the city felt. he stated the failings that were laid bare before the entire world. but most important, he called to use this tragedy to seek a true transformation. look around today. i believe we have heeded that call. haveeople of this city been filled with a sense of industry born of tragedy, driven to improve the substance of dallas, not just the image of it. today, because of the hard work of many people, dallas is a different city. i believe the new frontier did texasd that day on our frontier.
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and i hope that president kennedy would be pleased with our humble efforts towards fulfilling our country's highest calling, that of providing the opportunity for all citizens to exercise those inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. the city of dallas will continue on that course. the man we remember today gave us the gift that will not the squandered. he and our city will forever be but outn tragedy, yes, of that tragedy, and opportunity was granted to us. the chance to learn how to face the future when it is the darkest and the most uncertain. torch,hold high the even when the flame flickers and threatens to go out. dallas people of meethen, each of us will
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our challenges head-on with courage, honoring but not living in the past. and never, never flinching from the truth. we will meet the future with the same vigor, optimism, and unfailing sense of duty that our young president embodied. brought usennedy that message. streetpocket, down that on november 22, 1963. that message was to be delivered a few miles away in a speech to dallas leaders following the parade. it was a speech he never got to make. wordsose unspoken resonate far beyond the lives of the man to commemorate that day
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and those words, we are unveiling a memorial in this historic plaza. it is inscribed with the last lines of his undelivered speech, and will serve as a reminder and a permanent monument to president kennedy's memory. you with those resident words. in thishis country, generation are by destiny rather than choice the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. we ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and our responsibility. that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint. and that we may achieve in our
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time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, goodwill toward men. goal,ust always be our and the righteousness of our cause must always underlie our strength. for as was written long ago, accepexcept the lord keep the c, the watchmen waketh but in vain." ladies and gentlemen, would you join me in a moment of silence of john of the life fitzgerald kennedy? ock chimes]
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>> ♪ america, america. god shed his grace on thee. o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain. for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain. america, america.
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god shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. o beautiful for glorious tale of liberating strife who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life america, america may god thy gold refine
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till all success be nobleness and every gain divine. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mr. david mccullough. >> he spoke to us and that now destined time passed. past with a time
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vitality. he was young to be president, but it did not seem so if you were younger still. he was ambitious to make it a better world and so were we. let the world go forth, he said, that the torch is passed to a new generation of americans. it was an exciting time. he talked of all that needed to be done -- of equal opportunity, of education, the light of the mind and the spirit. arts, poetry, service to one's country and the courage to move forward into the future. the cause of peace on earth. his was the inspiring summons to
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serve, to hard work and worthy accomplishment, a summons we long for. he was an optimist and he said so. there was nothing, no sidestepping reality and what he said. no resorting to stale, old platitudes. he knew words mattered. his words changed lives. they changed history. rarely has a commander in chief addressed the nation with such command of language. much that he said applies now, no less than half a century ago, and will continue to be taken to heart far into the future.
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gone, but not forgotten, is the old expression for departed heroes. if not forgotten, they are not gone. on this day, especially, and at this place, let us listen to some of what john f. kennedy said. " the new frontier of which i speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges. it sums up not what i intend to offer the american people, but what i intend to ask them. this nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. it was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. the rights of every man are diminished, when the rights of one man are threatened.
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the heart of the question is -- whether we are going to treat our fellow americans as we want to be treated. we must educate our children as our most valuable resource. we must have trained people, many trained people, their finest talents brought to the keenest edge. we must not only have scientists, mathematicians, technicians, we must have people skilled in the humanities. i look forward to an america which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. i look forward to an america which commands respect throughout the world for its strength and for its civilization. this country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
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art is the great unifying and humanizing experience. far from being a distraction in the nation, it is close to the center of a nation's purpose. . .
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